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Hindu extremists attack Christians, deter government response

Catholic World News - September 09, 2011

In India’s troubled Karnataka region, Hindu zealots have beaten boys who converted to Christianity, seeking to force their return to the Hindu faith.

A Church leader in Karnataka, lamenting the frequent episodes of anti-Christian violence and the slow response of local government leaders, said that the problem can be traced to the political influence of Hindu extremism. “The authorities’ political survival depends on the fundamentalist forces,” he said.

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